My washing machine broke. You know how there’s a knob that you push in and turn to select which cycle you want, and then you pull it out to start the machine? Well, I put all my laundry in the machine together with a carefully measured quantity of soap, and then I turned the knob clockwise to the “normal” cycle and pulled. And then? Nothing. The knob didn’t click into place, it was just kind of loose and floopty-like. I fiddled with it and eventually wound up taking the machine apart and jury-rigging it with a couple of Q-Tips so that the switch would close and I could get my laundry clean. While it was washing I Googled the part number for the timer assembly and ordered a replacement part from a supply house in Ohio.
That pretty much brings the story up to today. When I got home this evening there was a box on the porch with a brand-new washing machine timer in it. Here is a picture of the box:
I am so happy to know that my new mechanical timer is completely gluten free! You might not know this, but gluten is a common problem in major household appliances.
Remember also to keep your spare parts frozen!